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Events

Jun 2018

Live music at The Freezer Hostel in Rif

1. Jun - 31. Aug
A night of great tunes with local musicians or visiting bands.

Journey to the centre of the earth; The Musical at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

5. Jun - 30. Aug
A critically acclaimed fun-loving and super-surprising musical adventure at the Freezer Theatre in Rif.

Bizzarre at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

6. Jun - 25. Jul
This musical comedy is witty, perplexing and diverse, with original songs in many different music genres. Welcome to a ridiculous journey you will never forget!

RAMS - At The Freezer Hostel in Rif

3. Jun - 26. Aug
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Humours at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

18. Jun - 6. Aug
A comedy about two broken hearted people who start a journey towards fulfilling a lifelong fantasy of theirs; To be in a Fleetwood Mac cover band.

Brákarhátíð Town Festival

29.-30. Jun
Brákarhátíð Town Festival is a summer festival, held in Borgarnes.

Sep 2018

Live music at The Freezer Hostel in Rif

1. Jun - 31. Aug
A night of great tunes with local musicians or visiting bands.

Journey to the centre of the earth; The Musical at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

5. Jun - 30. Aug
A critically acclaimed fun-loving and super-surprising musical adventure at the Freezer Theatre in Rif.

Bizzarre at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

6. Jun - 25. Jul
This musical comedy is witty, perplexing and diverse, with original songs in many different music genres. Welcome to a ridiculous journey you will never forget!

Humours at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

18. Jun - 6. Aug
A comedy about two broken hearted people who start a journey towards fulfilling a lifelong fantasy of theirs; To be in a Fleetwood Mac cover band.

Forever Young at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

1.-29. Aug
A stand up comedy performance by local queen of the sea and nightlife legend.

Jul 2018

Live music at The Freezer Hostel in Rif

1. Jun - 31. Aug
A night of great tunes with local musicians or visiting bands.

Journey to the centre of the earth; The Musical at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

5. Jun - 30. Aug
A critically acclaimed fun-loving and super-surprising musical adventure at the Freezer Theatre in Rif.

Bizzarre at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

6. Jun - 25. Jul
This musical comedy is witty, perplexing and diverse, with original songs in many different music genres. Welcome to a ridiculous journey you will never forget!

RAMS - At The Freezer Hostel in Rif

3. Jun - 26. Aug
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Humours at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

18. Jun - 6. Aug
A comedy about two broken hearted people who start a journey towards fulfilling a lifelong fantasy of theirs; To be in a Fleetwood Mac cover band.

Flamenco at The Settlement Center

1. Jul
Icelandic Flamenco guitarist Reynir Hauksson will perform in The Settlement Center, Borgarnes. This concert is a part of Brákarhátíð Festival.

Irish days in Akranes

5.- 8. Jul
The festival, Irish days will be held in Akranes and there will be various entertainment and activities offered.

Olga in Akranes

5. Jul
This July in Iceland, Olga Vocal Ensemble celebrates women composers and artists of the past 1000 years! From Gregorian chant to Beyoncé, jazz standards, and new compositions - Olga presents "It's a Woman's World."

Hvanneyrarhátíð Town Festival

7. Jul
Hvanneyrarhátíð Town Festival held in Hvanneyri.

Festival in Kjós

21. Jul
Kátt í Kjós - Country Festival in Kjós, Hvalfjörður

Reykholt Chamber Music Festival

26.-29. Jul
The festival is one of the oldest and most established summer festivals in Iceland and an important event in the music scene. As usual the festival is held the during the last weekend of July offering four concerts, one lecture in cooperation with the cultural and medieval centre Snorrastofa and a festive mass on Sunday in Reykholtskirkja.

Oct 2018

Live music at The Freezer Hostel in Rif

1. Jun - 31. Aug
A night of great tunes with local musicians or visiting bands.

Humours at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

18. Jun - 6. Aug
A comedy about two broken hearted people who start a journey towards fulfilling a lifelong fantasy of theirs; To be in a Fleetwood Mac cover band.

Sheep Festival

6. Oct
More information coming soon

Cultural Festival

25. Oct - 4. Nov
More information coming soon

Aug 2018

Live music at The Freezer Hostel in Rif

1. Jun - 31. Aug
A night of great tunes with local musicians or visiting bands.

Journey to the centre of the earth; The Musical at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

5. Jun - 30. Aug
A critically acclaimed fun-loving and super-surprising musical adventure at the Freezer Theatre in Rif.

Bizzarre at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

6. Jun - 25. Jul
This musical comedy is witty, perplexing and diverse, with original songs in many different music genres. Welcome to a ridiculous journey you will never forget!

RAMS - At The Freezer Hostel in Rif

3. Jun - 26. Aug
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Humours at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

18. Jun - 6. Aug
A comedy about two broken hearted people who start a journey towards fulfilling a lifelong fantasy of theirs; To be in a Fleetwood Mac cover band.

Forever Young at The Freezer Theatre in Rif

1.-29. Aug
A stand up comedy performance by local queen of the sea and nightlife legend.

Steampunk Iceland Festival

17.-19. Aug
Steampunk Iceland Ævintýrahátíð / Festival

Hvalfjörður Days

24.-26. Aug
More information coming soon

Nov 2018

Live music at The Freezer Hostel in Rif

1. Jun - 31. Aug
A night of great tunes with local musicians or visiting bands.

Cultural Festival

25. Oct - 4. Nov
More information coming soon

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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Map Hellissandur, Rif Grundarfjörður Stykkishólmur Búðardalur Dalir Arnarstapi Hellnar Snæfellsnes Bifröst Húsafell Reykholt Borgarfjörður Hvanneyri Borgarnes Hvalfjörður Akranes Ólafsvík